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How to Perform a Clean Installation of macOS Sierra

Wednesday September 21, 2016 6:47 am PDT by
macOS Sierra is Apple's latest desktop operating system, which succeeds OS X El Capitan and adopts a new name to bring it in line with iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. The OS will come pre-installed on all new Macs once current stock is depleted and is a free download for existing Mac owners. The main new feature in macOS Sierra is deep Siri integration, bringing Apple's personal assistant to the...

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Epic Games Announces 'Fortnite: Save the World' Will No Longer Be Playable on macOS

Friday September 18, 2020 5:50 am PDT by
Epic Games has announced that "Fortnite: Save the World" will no longer be playable on macOS, after Apple terminated ‌Epic Games‌' developer account. Fortnite has been in violation of the ‌App Store‌ rules since August 13, when it introduced a direct payment option that skirted Apple's in-app purchase system by allowing payments directly to ‌‌Epic Games‌‌. Shortly after Epic blatantly...

Mac OS 8 Emulator Available as a Downloadable App

Wednesday July 29, 2020 7:44 am PDT by
Mac OS 8 is now available as an app for macOS, Windows, and Linux, reports The Verge. Slack developer Felix Rieseberg has transformed Mac OS 8 into a single downloadable app for modern macOS, Windows, and Linux devices. Having previously transformed Windows 95 into an app in 2018, Rieseberg turned his attention to transforming an entire 1991 Macintosh Quadra with Mac OS 8.1 into a single...

VMware Engineer Confirms macOS Catalina 10.15.6 Bug Causes Crashes with Virtualization

Monday July 27, 2020 6:11 am PDT by
macOS Catalina 10.15.6 seems to have introduced a bug that causes system crashes, especially when using virtualization software such as VirtualBox or VMware. Users of virtualization software have reported that macOS 10.15.6 crashes repeatedly when running virtual machines. A regression in the App Sandbox component of macOS 10.15.6 is reportedly leaking kernel memory, causing macOS to...

Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and iMessage Screen Effects Coming to macOS This Year

Friday April 19, 2019 9:23 am PDT by
iOS apps and features including Shortcuts, Screen Time, and iMessage effects will be coming to macOS later this year, after they're first unveiled at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference in June. The information was shared today by 9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo, who spoke with people familiar with the development of macOS 10.15. The major update to macOS, which is expected to launch in the...

Apple Shares Full Video of Today's WWDC Keynote on its Website [Update: YouTube Version Available]

Monday June 5, 2017 4:10 pm PDT by
As Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote has wrapped up for another year, the company this afternoon posted a full video of the event on its website. The video lets anyone who might have missed the event catch up with all of the reveals on their own time. As is customary, Apple is expected to upload the WWDC 2017 keynote to YouTube and iTunes at sometime today as well. Apple has also ...

Apple Reveals 'macOS High Sierra' With APFS, Metal 2, and Refinements to Safari and Other Apps

Monday June 5, 2017 1:37 pm PDT by
Apple has announced the newest software update for its Mac computers, which it's calling "macOS High Sierra." At the WWDC keynote this afternoon, Craig Federighi said that High Sierra brings along improvements and refinements across the system and builds off what the company created in macOS Sierra last year. macOS High Sierra will deliver new video and graphics technologies that will lay the...

Researchers Uncover macOS and Safari Exploits at Pwn2Own 2017

Thursday March 16, 2017 3:13 am PDT by
The seventeenth annual CanSecWest security conference is underway in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, where researchers are competing in the 10th anniversary Pwn2Own computer hacking contest for over $1 million in prizes. Day one results have already been published over at the Zero Day Initiative website, with a couple of successful Mac-related exploits already appearing in the list of...

Apple Refers to OS X as 'MacOS' in Environmental Webpage Update

Thursday April 14, 2016 4:27 pm PDT by
With the launch of the Apple Watch and the fourth-generation Apple TV, Apple debuted two new operating systems -- watchOS and tvOS -- both of which share a common naming scheme with iOS, the operating system that runs on iPhones and iPads. Apple's unified naming system has led to speculation that OS X, the operating system for the Mac, is due for a name change to MacOS, bringing it in line...

Rumors of Coming 'macOS' Rebrand for OS X Refuse to Die

Thursday March 31, 2016 4:55 am PDT by
The discovery of a change in file naming conventions in OS X 10.11.4 is behind a recent growth in speculation that Apple is set to rebrand its OS X desktop operating system. Screenshot from Mac OS 8 released in 1997. The rumor appears to have begun on Tuesday after Brazilian Apple blog MacMagazine reported that a name used for an Interface Builder document tucked away in the OS X System...